Daily Archives: 20 Apr 2017

The Bee Stings the ‘Love is Love’ Rubbish

If you heard a faint screaming on the morning wind when you woke up today, that was us 🙂 We were yelling with joy, because Apple just added a full set of emojis for polygamists to the iPhone, and we. … Continue reading

Posted in mockery

P.Oxy. 5258. Ephesians 3:21-4:2, 14-16 (P 132)

With thanks to Rick *The Giant* Brannan for mentioning this essay on Academia.edu.  Enjoy.

Posted in Biblical Studies Resources


Ok people, look…  There hasn’t been anyone in the Hebrew Bible ‘confirmed’ by archaeology.  What’s happened is that names found in the Bible have also, on occasion, been found in the archaeological record.  To suggest that ‘Moses’, for example, has … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-archaeology, pseudo-scholarship

And Staring Over Zwingli’s Shoulder Again…

Sometime in April of 1524 Zwingli wrote this little bit: Ordnung von den drei Kilchhören. Ordnung von den 3 kilchhörinen, so verr die minen herren gevallen wurde. [1.] Uf Marci sol man 1. fierteil einr stund vor 5. zuo allen … Continue reading

Posted in Zwingli

Staring Over Zwingli’s Shoulder…

In his study on April 20, 1524, one would have seen him write his Eine Epistel vor der “Antwort eines Schwytzer Purens.” He sends along to a small community words of encouragement as they struggle to reform, encouraging them as … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Zwingli

Refo Thursday: The Other Martin

“If you immediately condemn anyone who doesn’t quite believe the same as you do … pray tell, [who] can you still consider a brother?” — Martin Bucer In the fall of 2013 I was asked to join a production team … Continue reading

Posted in Church History

The Tyndale House Greek New Testament Blog

This is worth adding to your blogroll and keeping up with.  With thanks to Peter and Dirk for a project long in the making and an end result that will DOUBTLESS add significantly to our knowledge of the text of … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies Resources

The World is So Strange, And So Inconsistent

World- ‘abortion at 8 weeks is no big deal. it’s not a person, it’s a small nut’ World- ‘Serena was 8 weeks pregnant! she’s amazing!’ #InconsistentMuch? What this shows is that when it suits the world, a baby is nothing … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Philip Davies Is 72 Today

Some photos: And books. And Bible and Interpretation. And Academia.edu. Philip, knowing you is a pleasure and a true delight.  I hope today is a brilliant one for you.  In truth:  

Posted in Friends, Modern Culture

A Film About The Reformation’s Most Bizarre Character: Thomas MĂĽntzer

Am 25. April in der Kreisverwaltung Homberg (Efze): Der Film „Thomas MĂĽntzer. Reformator, Sozialrevolutionär, Bauernkrieger“. Wie Luther wendet sich der junge Priester Thomas MĂĽntzer gegen die kirchlichen und weltlichen Obrigkeiten. Auch er lebt mit einer geflohenen Nonne zusammen. Sein Glaube … Continue reading

Posted in Church History